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Musician Gregory Isaacs in front of his African Museum store on Chancery Lane, Kingston - Beth Lesser/Soul Jazz Records

Beth Lesser, a writer and photographer, travelled back and forth from Canada to Jamaica in the 80's with her husband. He collected records for his radio show and she documented with photos and writing for their magazine Reggae Quarterly.

I love these photos as you get a real sense of 80's Jamaica from the rawness of the film. Unknown what camera she used but had a good eye in grabbing the essence. She managed to shoot many a reggae artiste, my favourite being Mr. Issacs, above.

Major Stitch at a youth promotion dance at Sugar Minot's House, on Robert Crescent - Beth Lesser/Soul Jazz Records

Brown and Nicodemus in the studio - Beth Lesser/Soul Jazz Records

General Trees in Drewsland - Beth Lesser/Soul Jazz Records

More pictures at The Guardian. A book has been released too.

Johnny said...
22 February 2009 at 22:42  

Great first post - sets the scene nicely for future blogging.

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